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The truck overturned around 3:38 a.m. near the Banning truck scales, according to the California Highway Patrol. Three lanes were closed just east of Hargrave Street to just west of Banning Scales.

A date for when testing would reopen to the public was not provided.

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Some Americans will be able to order free COVID-19 tests on the new federal government website a day early.

is allowing Americans to order free COVID test kits earlier than expected. The site directs people to the USPS to order the tests.       

The Biden administration plans to significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around areas called “hotspots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.

Today, UFW focuses its efforts on political advocacy, hoping for better election outcomes by making accommodations such as at-home voting. Even if the measure passes, it’s unclear whether that will lead to more members.

Felony charges were filed on Tuesday against two men arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Indio a month ago.


Lesly Figueroa, a 24-year-old community organizer, is challenging three-term Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez for the top leadership job in the eastern Coachella Valley city.

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco paid for a year-long membership in 2014 with the Oath Keepers, an extremist, anti-government militia organization, the first-term sheriff recently told USA Today.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Gov. Newsom's ban on in-person worship services would not violate South Bay United Pentecostal Church members' First Amendment right to practice their religion.

Riverside County's ICU beds are 99% occupied. Hospitals moving into surge plan, official says.

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Desert Sun photojournalist Jay Calderon has been documenting the shrinking Salton Sea for more than 20 years. His pictures reveal an ecosystem transformed as he witnessed the oasis become a mirage.

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